It is summertime, and people all over the country are enjoying the warm evenings with friends and family on the backyard deck. Although relaxing and fun, you may find yourself envious of those friends who have a beautiful backyard deck. After all, there is no denying that you want a deck, but you just don’t know where to begin. First of all, know that you do not have to start with a complete overhaul of your backyard deck or patio. Simply, choose a place to start and go from there, such as the selection of the furniture, the lights or the amenities on the deck. By upgrading or changing one thing at a time, you can slowly see your deck transform into something spectacular.

1. Lighting

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Lighting can make such a difference in the design and feel of your backyard patio or deck. In many instances, a deck can appear so enchanting all because of great lighting. Draped patio lights from the top of your deck can give you a sense of twilight throughout the night. Patio lights placed nearly anywhere will provide soft illuminating light that makes your backyard deck look magical. You can also get creative with candle lights of different sizes strewn about, or hang lights in jars. Perhaps, you are looking for something more formal, like a contemporary or a small classic chandelier. Whatever your taste, lighting can have a grand effect on the look of your deck.

2. Furniture

Indeed, furniture can single-handedly transform your deck or patio. There are so many different types of patio furniture to choose from, from the classic wood-worked furniture all the way to the plushest of designs. Similarly, you can decide to replace a chair or add a coffee table or ottoman. These small changes will make a world of difference in how your backyard deck looks and feels.

3. Colors

Of course, when you are deciding on furniture you should think about color schemes. However, you don’t have to wait on new furniture to change the color scheme. To illustrate, you can lighten up your space with accent pillows or a throw rug. Or, you may choose to utilize colors that are more cohesive or use fewer colors altogether. All of these ideas could have an impact on how relaxing or ready to entertain your backyard deck area is.

4. The Floors

Redoing the ground of your deck or patio is a big change, but it may be exactly what you need to take your backyard patio from plain to phenomenal. Perhaps, you want to change from a stone base to a brick one or from a typical wood deck to tile. This can be an expensive change, but one that is well worth the cost.

5. Add-On’s

Stone fire pits, brick fireplaces, curtains, dining tables, dish sets and table cloths, plants and foliage are just some of the additions you can make to your backyard deck. So, alas you can have the deck you have always dreamed of, and be the envy of all your guests.

You no longer have to suffer from backyard deck envy. Making small changes can completely alter the aesthetic of your space. Choose one thing, or everything, from above and start to create the backyard deck you have always wanted.